As former Montana smokejumpers we are increasingly alarmed by the severity, size, and expense of wildfires. The weather this year in Montana might give false hope to those who think weather and climate are the same. But climate is about trends and scientists say that those trends are proving…
MISSOULA — Jan and Harold Hoem put nearly 5,000 miles on the road in three trips to southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming to tell a story about coal exports to Asia.
After nearly 5,000 miles driving and some 1,200 hours production time, Jan and Harold Hoem have made a 33-minute film that supporters of the project say gets to the heart of questions surrounding development of an Otter Creek coal mine and the Tongue River railroad in Montana.
In his Feb. 26 guest opinion, John Roeber praises Montana’s history of “balancing” our love of the land with our extraction of mineral riches. He writes, “That balance is our ‘third way,’ where extremist positions take a back seat to pragmatism.”